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Jul 18, 2019

Jul 18, 2019

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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The International Writing Program (IWP) presents prize-winning authors Armen of Armenia, Dora Malech, Asli Perker, and Yuriy Serebriansky, current instructors for the IWP Between the Lines youth writing and cultural exchange session. Join us at Prairie Lights for a reading of their work!

Jul 19, 2019

Jul 19, 2019

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Join the International Writing Program (IWP) for an open mic night at Iowa City Yacht Club. Teen IWP Between the Lines Writing Camp program participants from around the world will read their creative works in a supportive environment. Teens from the community are invited to come and read their work as well! Free and open to all.

Jul 22, 2019

Jul 22, 2019

7:00 PM

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ISWF instructors and Writers’ Workshop graduates Charles Holdefer and Anthony Varallo will read from their new fiction. Charles Holdefer will read from Magic Even You Can Do.  Holdefer is the author of the novels Dick Cheney in Shorts, The Contractor, Apology for Big Rod, and Back In The Game.  He is also the author of a work of Literary Criticism called George Saunders’ Pastoralia Bookmarked. His short fiction has appeared in magazines including the New England Review, Chicago Quarterly ...

Jul 23, 2019

Jul 23, 2019

7:00 PM

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Iowa Summer Writing Festival instructor and Writers’ Workshop graduate Sabrina Orah Mark will read from Wild Milk, published by Dorothy, a Publishing Project. “Sabrina Orah Mark is a writer of strangeness & tenderness & undeniable brilliance. I wanted to read this book aloud to everyone I’ve ever loved, & to fold it into a locket to keep close to my heart.” —Elizabeth McCracken Sabrina Orah Mark is the author of the poetry collections, The Babies and  Tsim Tsum. For The Paris Review she w...

Aug 1, 2019

Aug 1, 2019

7:00 PM

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Writers’ Workshop graduate in poetry Anthony McCann will read from his new work of nonfiction, Shadowlands: Fear and Freedom at the Oregon Standoff.  "A momentous and important non-fiction debut . . . The core subject is nothing less than the nature of American identity and the concept of freedom. Admirably, McCann's ethos is not that of a neutral bystander but of a truth seeker. He thinks through viewpoints with depth and empathy, but he also takes stands and calls out the problematic for w...

Aug 29, 2019

Aug 29, 2019

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

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Experienced, aspiring, and amateur writers alike: this summer, make our museums your muse. Join us in one of our magical gallery spaces after-hours with other writers in your community. We think our museum is one of the best places to write in town; evoking curiosity and wonder while remaining quiet and of course, climate-controlled (Phew! Summer in Iowa, right?). Work on a project you've been needing a reason to revisit or begin something totally new. All genres, all subjects–we got you....

Sep 4, 2019
Sep 5, 2019

Sep 5, 2019

7:00 PM

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Workshop alum, fiction reading, In West Mills

Sep 11, 2019

Sep 11, 2019

7:00 PM

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Workshop alum, fiction reading, Marilou is Everywhere

Sep 12, 2019

Sep 12, 2019

8:00 PM

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Sandra Cisneros Day Reading

Sep 18, 2019

Sep 18, 2019

7:00 PM

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Workshop alum, fiction reading, Say, Say, Say

Sep 24, 2019
Sep 27, 2019

Sep 27, 2019

7:00 PM

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Workshop alum, fiction reading, The Dearly Beloved

Oct 11, 2019

Oct 11, 2019

7:00 PM

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Nonfiction program visiting faculty, fiction reading, Machine

Oct 23, 2019

Oct 23, 2019

7:00 PM

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Workshop alum, fiction reading, Cosmology of Monsters